USSR, 1929, 109 mins.
DIRECTOR: Fridrikh Ermler
WITH: Fiodor Nikitin, Yakov Gudkin, Liudmila Semionova

Hailed as one of the most important films in Soviet cinema, this is the extraordinary tale of a Tsarist conscript who suffers shellshock and amnesia during WW1. Recovering gradually after several years in a rural backwater, he returns to his hometown of St Petersburg (which has now become Leningrad) and - knowing nothing of the Bolshevik Revolution - is bewildered to discover a world that has been totally transformed … or has it? A witty, nuanced critique of Soviet society from a committed Communist filmmaker.

With live accompaniment by Stephen Horne and Martin Pyne.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge, the Eastern region and throughout the UK.

  • Release Date :
  • 20 Sep 2019
  • Certificate :
  • PG
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